Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Constitution

India protects customary tribal laws that violate equality for ST women. Who’s hearing? None

The customs that the Constitution protects restricts ST women’s rights to inherit property—Narasu Appa Mali, Madhu Kishwar cases are proof.

New book dives deep into lesser known and controversial history of Article 21

Published by HarperCollins India, Rohan J. Alva’s ‘Liberty after Freedom’ will be released on 12 March on ThePrint’s SoftCover.

After 11 days of hearing all sides on hijab row, Karnataka High Court reserves judgment 

Interim order of 11 February, which restrains all students from displaying religious clothing in colleges with a dress code, will remain in operation till judgment is pronounced.

Karnataka HC must determine if hijab is an essential practice in Islamic law, says state govt

Advocate General says it will enable institutions to determine restrictions in dress code. State’s stand is ‘element of introducing religious dress shouldn’t be there in uniform’.

Karnataka HC interim order bans ‘religious garments’ at educational institutions with dress code

Interim order to be in force till petitions challenging ban on hijabs are decided. Karnataka High Court bench also requests state government to reopen educational institutions.

The real issue in Karnataka hijab row is how secularism is defined wrongly – Nehru to Modi

The Hijab controversy in Karnataka is one of the manifestations of a breakdown of an unwritten contract between minorities and the Indian State.

Telangana CM’s idea of a ‘new Constitution’ is self-destructive. It echoes RSS propaganda

KCR himself has many streaks of Hindutva thinking. Perhaps the call for a 'new Constitution' was his way of appeasing the RSS while opposing Modi.

India predates Constitution. It’s cultural nationalism that makes us Indians

Reducing India to a civic nation, bound only by revered Constitution, disregards our rich heritage.

We need to re-read the Constitution’s Preamble to understand what being Indian means

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Dominant castes can’t digest Dalit progress. It’s why they attack reservation with propaganda

According to a paper published by Brandeis University, challenges to reservation best represent the attack on the Dalit revolution.

On Camera


TV news spent 15 August with jawans on LOC. And then ignored ITBP soldiers’ tragic deaths

The attack on the Kashmiri Pandit brothers got the most melodramatic coverage, with communal overtones. The death of the Dalit boy took on political hues.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.